By Marlena de Blasi
Looking a few peace and quiet from renovations at through Del Duomo, Marlena de Blasi escapes to the mountains of Tuscany the place she meets the intense Antonia, imperious matriach of 4 generations of strong-willed Tuscan girls. the subsequent quantity of memoir from the writer of the overseas bestseller one thousand Days in Venice.
The renovations to 34 through del Duomo now whole, Marlena de Blasi, the bestselling overseas writer and lady with the 'fairytale life', longs to discover time and house to complete a publication. Lured via a friend's supply of an easy stone cottage in a distant province of western Tuscany and far-off from the distractions of lifestyle in Orvieto, she units off for a interval of solitude. input Antonia.
Imperious, tempestuous, Antonia is the still-stunning aged matriarch of a classy family members of 4 generations of lovely blue-eyed, high-bottomed, high-strung hellions, each one with a narrative of her personal. Mistrustful of holiday makers and outsiders, Antonia baits and clashes with Marlena, units out to spoil her fragile peace and ship her packing. but the 2 are interested in each other. strolling jointly within the pre-dawn Tuscan gentle over the excessive meadows to forage for wild herbs, cooking and feasting with the kin, an affinity grows among them, a sympathy which belies the variations of their a while, cultures, characters and histories and evokes Antonia to bare her poor secrets.
Evocative, strong, haunting, the narrative supplies compelling perception into Tuscany's fresh earlier and an uncensored check out one outstanding woman's tale.